We are continually getting closer to finding the fountain of youth. In fact, we have found it, in a way. It is true, scientists have even been successful at utilizing this youthful concoction on lab mice-injecting the solution and watching the rodents completely regenerate into the youthful mice of their past. Although it may take some time before humans reap the full benefits, this accomplishment has still set a milestone for humanity.
Why do we age?
One of the most important systems of the body is the muscular system. This function is greatly reduced as the human ages. If you want to understand how muscle can be strengthened through anti-aging formulas, then you have to understand how the muscle dies.
Muscle deteriorates with a process called senescence. This process is just the basic wearing down of the body-it is natural, and naturally, in all species, the levels of metabolic co-enzyme NAD+ decrease with age. This prevents the cells from producing ATP in the mitochondria. Since the Mitochondria is used to produce energy, then the body becomes tired more easily and thus muscles become weakened.
Over time, aging muscles will weaken and even swell. They can also become resistant to insulin, which causes another aging issue in many human beings. This is why elderly people have issues with mobility and with diabetes as well.
Who, when, where and why?
The most productive research comes from Harvard from a man named, David Sinclair. Sinclair has been hard at work on a molecular solution that could indeed add decades to the human lifespan. While testing this formula on mice, Sinclair has concluded that the anti-aging serum had no adverse side effects and did indeed reverse aging. Sinclair’s discovery actually focuses on muscle aging and degeneration
The test subjects, ordinary lab mice, had to undergo a simple process to gain youth. These mice were injected with a metabolic co-enzyme NAD+, which actively improved the skeletal muscles. This solution had the same effect as a healthy diet and dose of exercise. Instead of fighting age while staying active, healthy muscle was immediately regenerated, filling the body with new life.
If we graduate from mice to humans, and we will, we could see elderly people with a young adult’s physique. We could also experience improved health and even a much longer life expectancy. Many people may come against this research, saying that we are playing God. I say that it cannot be any different than the advent of antibiotics at the turn of the century. One day, living forever might just be another characteristic of the human race.